He refused to perform on stage or act in another film without his friend, although he continued to socialise with his fans. All photos appear on this tab and here you can update the sort order of photos on memorials you manage. Sorry! Oliver Hardy (left) and Stan Laurel (right) in 1930’s “The New Movie”. Remove advertising from a memorial by sponsoring it for just $5. Hardy joined the Lubin Motion Pictures in Jacksonville, Florida in 1913 and started by helping around the studio with lights, props, and other duties, gradually learning the craft as a script-clerk for the company. His overweight size made him a natural foil in silent comedies, and he quickly found work in the comedy shorts of Billy West, Larry Semon and Hal Roach, all early film studio directors and producers. Oliver Hardy was born in Harlem, Georgia in … To suggest a correction or addition, visit the memorial page and click Suggest Edits. Use the links under “See more…” to quickly search for other people with the same last name in the same cemetery, city, county, etc. Oliver Norvell Hardy (born Norvell Hardy, January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957) was an American comic actor and one half of Laurel and Hardy, the double act that began in the era of silent films and lasted from 1927 to 1955.He appeared with his comedy partner Stan Laurel in 107 short films, feature films, and cameo roles. We have 2 volunteers within ten miles of your requested photo location. Born Norvell Hardy in Harlem, Georgia, his father, Oliver Hardy, was a prominent lawyer. Try again later. A letter to Nellie from Oliver Hardy’s widow Lucille is also for sale. The name stuck throughout his forthcoming movies, although in some of his shorts he was credited as “Babe Hardy,” a nickname earned in his childhood. This memorial has been copied to your clipboard. You may not upload any more photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 20 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 5 photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 30 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 20 photos to this memorial. In the late 1940s and 1950s, when Hollywood decided there was no further interest in them, the pair toured English music halls with great success. Verify and try again. A series of short films followed, in which he was credited under his nickname, Babe Hardy. Although the premise for the majority of their movies was almost always the same, the audience always left the theater in tears, laughing long after the end of the show. Was the wax fruit that Stan ate really made of wax? But in 1913, he got a chance to act in a movie, “Outwitting Dad” (1913), and he never turned back from acting. He died from complications of dieting: following doctor’s orders to lose weight, he took off too much weight too quickly, going from 300 plus pounds to 150 pounds in a few months. You have chosen this person to be their own family member. Previously sponsored memorials or famous memorials will not have this option. We’ve updated the security on the site. Interred at Forest Lawn (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, California, USA. As much as they were inseparable friends and “partners in crime” in all of their mischiefs on the big screen, they were just as close in real life. That chemistry transcended into their real lives and became a long-lasting friendship, and interestingly enough, it was off-screen where their personalities were completely the opposite. Did he like girls when he was in high school? The chemistry was more than obvious, even to Hal Roach, who, convincedÂ of their potential, decided to put them in a new movie Putting Pants on Philip, butÂ this time as a double act. He was the ticket salesman, the projectionist, the janitor, and the actual manager of the place. Oliver Hardy, Actor: Sons of the Desert. OLIVER HARDY'S HOUSE in Beverly Hills, California (This is a private home, so don't trespass and don't disturb the occupants.) The short movie came out that same year and, being a huge success, it led to the start of a Laurel and Hardy series that would last for more than two decades. Please contact Find a Grave at email@example.com if you need help resetting your password. When the Civil War began in 1861, young Oliver was one of the local farmers in Columbia County who rallied to defend their way of life. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. What he did for the remainder of his eight years was toÂ meet with their many fans, who were more than eager to hear some of the stories about them, and he was always glad to share them, enabling him to reminisce over his dear friend while doing so. This flower has been reported and will not be visible while under review. The audience adored them, almost instantly. There is a problem with your email/password. Hardy's Funeral Services offer industry leading funeral plans from Pre-Paid Funeral Plans provider Golden Charter. To suggest a change to a cemetery page, visit the Cemetery Corrections forum. Oliver Hardy net worth: Oliver Hardy was an American comic actor who had a net worth of $500 thousand. Your account has been locked for 30 minutes due to too many failed sign in attempts. ). Your new password must contain one or more uppercase and lowercase letters, and one or more numbers or special characters. At the time, Hardy was hired by the studio and already starred in some of their titles such as 1925’s Wizard of OZ, as the Thin Man. It was 1910 and Hardy was only 18 at the time. Born Norvell Hardy in Harlem, Georgia, his father, Oliver Hardy, was a prominent lawyer. Wall of Wearers XX. GREAT NEWS! I am up, following a nap I took earlier! Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. Arthur Stanley JeffersonÂ (1890 –Â 1965) – English comic actor, entertainer, writer, and film director. If a new volunteer signs up in your requested photo location, they may see your existing request and take the photo. Oliver Hardy, who passed away on August 7, 1957, was inspired to become a comic actor after viewing film comedies. In 1991, he and Stan Laurel were honored on a US 29 cent postage stamp. Oliver, Jr. was the son to Oliver, Sr. and his third wife. Try again later. All enquiries to The Co-op Funeralcare Chester-Le-Street 0191 3871212 . Shortly after that, both of them fell ill, and on August 7, 1957, Oliver died of a major stroke. Finally, in the following year, McCarey, having witnessed them having similar taste in humor, tried them out in Slipping Wives and Duck Soup. Funeral service will be held at Birtley Crematorium on Thursday 12th January at 10am to which all family and friends are respectfully invited. Oliver Hardy's children: Oliver Hardy's son was Oliver Hardy Oliver Hardy's son is George Hardy Oliver Hardy's daughter is Mamie Hardy Oliver Hardy's daughter was Lillian Benton Oliver Hardy's step-daughter is Elizabeth Sage Oliver Hardy's step-son was Thomas Tant Oliver Hardy's step-son was Bardy Hardy, Henry Tante Oliver Hardy's step-daughter was Emily Crawford Add to your scrapbook. Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. This is where Hardy would speak one of his most famous lines, “Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten us into.”. Sincerely, James Romero (USA/Valencia, California) "What is up? Being huge, cute and chubby, weighing 300 pounds at 6’1”, and carrying a grumpy or smiley baby face, the name was too convenient for his roles to miss it out. He actually worked with Stan Laurel in the film, “A Lucky Dog” (1917), but no one realized their chemistry together until 1926, when they were paired in “Forty-five Minutes from Hollywood.” Their first feature film came four years later, with “Pardon Us” (1931), and during the 1930s and 1940s their work was often production-line rather than innovative. View THOMAS OLIVER HARDY's notice to leave tributes, photos, videos, light candles and for funeral arrangements While you enjoy our new look and all the great new features, rest assured that we haven’t changed any of the 4.7 million notices or our usual outstanding levels of service. Resend Activation Email. Try again later. or don't show this again—I am good at figuring things out. Goodbye Babe is a song taken from the stage show: "Stan & Ollie the Musical" by Ron Day (lyrics) and Nickie Paule (music). Instead, they searched for a studio that would have them both along with their interests and creative ideas. The official trailer for Stan & Ollie, a film based on comedians Stan Lauren and Oliver Hardy. Thanks for your help! He was 65. He would make over 400 films, but it was when he was paired with comic Stan Laurel that the pair would make film history. All photos uploaded successfully, click on the Done button to see the photos in the gallery. Read another story from us:Â Roscoe Arbuckle â the story of the man who mentored Charlie Chaplin and discovered artists such as Buster Keaton and Bob Hope. Translation on Find a Grave is an ongoing project. From 1896 to 1916, the Lubin films were the benchmark for silent films production in Florida, and with these, Hardy got his break, starring in his first ever movieÂ Outwitting Dad (1914), billed as Oliver N. Hardy in the credits as a tribute to his dad.